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to understand what that meant. when my first child was born in 1976, i joined the san francisco jcc. she went to preschool there and i joined the board. i converted when i was eight months pregnant with my third child in 1982 and i was president of the jcc from '86 to a '89. during that time, i was fully in touch with the jewish life. it was amazing. at a conference, i met gary tobin who was then the director of the center for modern jewish studies at brandeis. with the emfa. >>> word modern there. he was very interested in how jewish life was moving forward and he was very -- we had a lot of synergy and our interests in life. he moved the center for modern jewish studies out to san francisco and we became independent. >> along the way, you got married? >> yes, i did. we got married. exactly. >> and what does the institute actually do? >> we are focused on identifying the most difficult questions facing the jewish community, the most pertinent questions and primarily those that don't essentially have the data available to answer these questions and
in at 11:00 last night. he noticed a box with wires sticking out. san francisco police immediately blocked it off and the bomb squad eventually determined the items were harmless and passengers were bussed to another station. >>> and the fire chief tells us that a lynn none cart caught fire after 2:00 a.m. this morning. maybe they contain had flames to the cart. now an electrical fire started on january 20th. >>> this is the third day of the alexander dove in dale county alabama. they were able to give coloring books and medication to the little boy who reportedly has health problems. he was kidnapped after a gunman shot and killed the bus driver. the 65--year-old suspect is described as a retired veteran who reportedly has anti- american views. >>> after reaching an impasse, a san francisco jury will try to reach averred didn't. -- verdict. deborah madden is accused of stealing drug from the lab. yesterday they said they were at an impasse but they are expected to resume deliberations today. >>> they are hearing allegations on a bay area marijuana club. they are fighting the justice depar
. [ gear shifts ] mexico, here we come. [ sirens wailing ] >>> a mere disaster on san francisco bay when this oil tanker sideswiped a tower of the bay bridge. the big question tonight how did it happen. good evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. close call on the san francisco bay but was it human error or something else. officials are trying to determine how a tanker hit a tower on the san francisco bridge. the coast guard reports no oil spill resulted. we've learned the tanker had already been unloaded. and caltrans says there was no major damage to the bridge. it remained open to travel traffic. we have continuing coverage now from heather holmes. she's live at treasure island with what she's learned about the bar pilot guiding that tanker and the scrutiny he's now facing. >> reporter: he's been a bar pilot since 2005. prior to that he worked for several years on oil tankers for exxon. but today while guiding that vessel. the overseas raymar this experienced mainer sideswiped the tower of the bridge. look at the top left side of this picture. that is a piece
disaster on san francisco bay when this oil tanker sideswiped a tower of the bay bridge. the big question tonight how did it happen. good evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. close call on the san francisco bay but was it human error or something else. officials are trying to determine how a tanker hit a tower on the san francisco bridge. the coast guard reports no oil spill resulted. we've learned the tanker had already been unloaded. and caltrans says there was no major damage to the bridge. it remained open to travel traffic. we have continuing coverage now from heather holmes. she's live at treasure island with what she's learned about the bar pilot guiding that tanker and the scrutiny he's now facing. >> reporter: he's been a bar pilot since 2005. prior to that he worked for several years on oil tankers for exxon. but today while guiding that vessel. the overseas raymar this experienced mainer sideswiped the tower of the bridge. look at the top left side of this picture. that is a piece of the bridge barrier stuck to the side of the ship's hull. >> about 30
this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 7 starts now. >> new reaction to san francisco forty-niners quarterback chris culliver falling the some anti-gay, it's what he said in reaction to his remarks coming up. >>. >> it is good news bad news for the hot spot. the bad news is traffic is backed up on one to 1 northbound to san jose. >> the good news is there are moments away from reopening the two right hand lanes at the lawrence expressway or they have been shut down since the 3:00 a.m. hour and for the morning commute. >> for a while they had three accident lines shut down. a big rig and slammed into a guard rail and not debris along the road way. the cleanup operations are just about wrapped of. they have removed our photographer and michael bolton from the scene. >>--michael pelton. >> i will have another completes traffic check coming up. erica. >> good morning george. taking it over to satellite radar we are enjoying clear skies. we are a dry around the bay area. that will remain the case for the next string of days. taking a look at what is on tap heading into the weeken
to that. >>> and san francisco intersection they are using extreme measures to keeping pedestrians safe. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you welcome to a brand-new day, it is january 7th, what year? >> 2013. >> i am dave clark. >> good morning, some people think it is unlucky, but i am not buying into that. >> it's good to be optimistic. >> i agree. >> unless you are dealing with a lot of fog and you can be pest mystic but a lot of high clouds to near 60s. here is sal. >>> it is busier already coming through berkeley and out to the oakland area and when you get to the toll plaza it is not busy just yet and everything looks good on 101 coming to the downtown area. let's go back to the desk. >>> a search continues for a san francisco man accused of dousing his girlfriend with gasoline and setting her on fire. alex savage has more in san francisco with what family members are saying about this attack, good morning, alex. >> reporter: they say it was an argument about laundry which prompted the attack. the victim in this case is a mother of three and remains ho
the suspect for six months. in san francisco, i'm sergio quintana, "abc 7 news." >>> san jose police are investigating the first homicide of 2013. a body was found in a drive home on the 1900 block of tripoli avenue. the person lived at the home with other people. some of them were taken to the police station for questioning. starting today, drivers in san francisco have to feed the meters on sundays and most drivers aren't taking it well. tomas ramon has the story. >> people are feeding parking meters all over san francisco today. this is the first day of meter enforced parking on sunday not something everybody welcomed. >>. >> i can understand where san francisco is coming from. they need to pay their bills. at the same time. >> sundays are regular business day which wasn't the case decades ago when the city closed down on sunday. but like weekdays, parking spaces need to rotate to let visitors a chance to park. some think it will affect attend plans. >> it runs flew 12:30. people are going to leave because of the $75 parking ticket is not worth it to them. >> it was done to accomm
vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:07. one san francisco supervisor wants to crack down on muni and its service problems. the san francisco chronicle says scott wiener will ask the board for a hearing where muni would report on all of the recent service problems and the city controller would say how much money that cost in lost productivity. >>> muni's board of directors will vote on whether to approve a $24.1 million contract to overhaul are the aging train management system. now, a new network would feature an integrated series of fiberoptic cables, an uninterruptible power systems. that system would be managed at one central location which muni says will help them quickly out problems and make adjustments. if approved, the project would be finished in 1.5 years. >>> the cold weather is bringing dangerous conditions for bay area drivers. this is what it looked like yesterday when six vehicles were involved in a collision near fish ranch road and claremont avenue. this is in the oakland hills. luckily, no one was seriously hurt. drivers are being warned to watch out for black ice and l
.99 >> reporter: a san francisco woman doused in gasoline and set on fire over the weekend. an update on her condition and the latest on the search for her accused attacker. >>> a violent attack in the south bay overnight. what witnesses are saying and what we found at the crime scene. >> reporter: we're live at candlestick park where 49ers' fans are getting ready for the big game this weekend. we'll tell you why tickets may be hard to come by. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's monday, january 7th. >>> breaking news in the east bay. we're learning what caused -- what looked like a lot of smoke in the berkeley area, turns out it was just a steampipe that burst at a factory. let's go to sal. >> we got a lot of calls in the newsroom. we turned the camera to it. we can show you this picture now. it's just a bunch of team coming from a factory. we have different parts of the steam coming from a broken steampipe or it may be normal operations. but people saw this and said there is a fire in berkeley. well, we called the berkeley fire dep
but it quickly turned into a chase that went to and through san francisco. officer camera caught this moving north. we were right behind the chp through oakland and across the bay bridge where officers popped the suspect's tires with spike strips. the chase continued for several blocks in the city before it ended with the drivers arrested at 14th street and south va necessary. >>> hillary clinton is making her first appearance at the hearing. you can see clinton there. she says this morning that the state department is moving aggressively to strengthen security after the deadly september 1th raid on the benghazi conflict -- september 11th raid on the benghazi conflict. coming up at 7:15 where she got choked up up choked-- choked up. >>> palo alto police are expected to release more details about an armed robbery near downtown palo alto. it happened around 8:45 last night. police say a man with a gun approached a couple of that was walking down the street. the rob took -- the robber took the man's purse and the man's wallet. nobody was hurt. >>> home burglaries in palo alto went up. 226 burg
with wires sticking out of it. san francisco police then cordoned off the caltrain station at 4th and king streets as a precaution. the bomb squad inspected the item and determined that it was harmless. no one was hurt. the train was scheduled to head back out. the passengers waiting to board were bussed to another station for a new outbound train. >>> 7:06. let's go right back to sal. we have that mess in the south bay because of the big rig crash but you are watching everywhere else as well. >> that's right. we're gonna start at northbound 101 at fair oaks. the chp told janine they are just about to open the lanes here on the 101 but the backup is almost to the san jose airport. i would suggest 280 for a short route. again, good news, they are just about to reopen it. we've been on this story since we went on the air at 4:30. let's take a look at some live pictures. i want to show you 880 here in oakland. that looks pretty good driving past the coliseum. getting to downtown oakland. to the bay bridge toll plaza, you will see traffic busy. but not all that bad. it's about a 20-minute dela
that we learned tonight. >>> residents of this san francisco neighborhood witnessed a horrible sight when a woman was lit on fire by her boyfriend. the victim's sister says what led up to the conflict. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> geek i'm ken wayne. >> hello everyone i'm heather holmes. we begin with that developing news in san josi. a woman crashed her car into a pond and just minutes ago we learned that despite efforts to rescue her underwater she died. kutv's debora villalon is live at the scene right off the almaden expressway. >> reporter: heather this happened before 3:00 and it's still a developing situation, because no one can be absolutely sure yet if the woman driving that gray car that you see over there was the only victim. she was pulled lifeless from her vehicle, submerged in about 15' of water. she had been under about 40 minutes and paramedics tried to revive her, but she was pronounced dead at a local hospital. this was a single-car accident and no explanation for. it the driver was coming out of the al p
violated. >>> a man suspected of setting his girlfriend on fire in san francisco is now under arrest this morning. we are told 22-year-old dexter oliver will be charged with attempted murder and arson for sunday's attack in the bayview at a laundromat. police arrested him at an oakland hotel. the victim 25-year-old star lamar still hospitalized with life-threatening burns. >>> a basically accused of hitting -- bicyclist accused of hitting and killing someone is charged with felony vehicular manslaughter for last april's accident. today's court appearance is set for a preliminary hearing. >>> the man charged with killing two people in san francisco on new year's day goes to court this morning. 19-year-old david morales is facing two counts of murder and a number o other charges arrested after a shooting and crash that left two people dead on south van ness avenue. his bail is $10 million. >>> dna technology has promised and arrest in a -- prompted an arrest in a 1985 mountain view murder. the body of 21-year-old saba germai was found on north shore
. according to san francisco police, police want you to keep an eye out for this man. he has a special haircut with a fish design on one side and a lightning bolt on the other side. police say oliver used gas from a cancer at the couple's home and he doused his girlfriend with that gas and set her on fire in the middle of street. they identified her as star lamar. her sister said the couple argued quite a bit but this is still hard to comprehend. >> i still want to know why he did this to my sister and that he should turn himself in and my sister will make a full recovery because she is strong and i know she is strong, she has been through so much. >> the victim's sister said the fight began a few blocks away from the couple's home. the woman wanted to leave their clothes there at the lawn matt and the boyfriend did not like that idea. that is when he went home and got the gas. police say at the burn center, she is being treated for life- threatening injuries and right now police continue to search for her boyfriend identified as dexter oliverian he is still on the run after carrying out that
coverage of the near disaster on the san francisco bay that we first covered on ktvu channel 2 news at noon yesterday. this morning, the u.s. coast guard will meet with the pilot of the oil tanker that sideswiped a tower of the bay bridge. ktvu's alex savidge joins us live with new details about this bar pilot's past. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. a coast guard spokesperson tells me there will be an update on this investigation coming after the team is briefed at 8:00 this morning. we do know that investigators will be sitting down later today and talking with the pilot at the controls of this 750-foot oil tanker when it struck one of the bay bridge towers. he's identified as george close with eight years experience. he did pass an alcohol test yesterday and the results of a drug test may come back today. yesterday's accident yesterday after the vessel was heading back to sea. there was heavy fog in the area at the time. that cut visibility on the bay to just about a quarter mile. this double-hauled vessel struck the wood and barrier that sports the bridge on the western sp
in san francisco today. >>> complete bay area news coverage. this is "mornings on 2". >>> good morning, welcome to "mornings on 2". it is sunday, january 6th. i am mike mibach. >> i am claudine wong. >> we will check in with rosemary to see if the rain is gone. >>> not yet and dealing with spotty showers across the peninsula from san mateo and loss ooh ltos and palo alto, a few sprinkles there. and we have san jose dealing with light rain and off to the east where we have fremont and areas near hayward and showers in the forecast. we will have weather improving for sunday afternoon, what to expect, coming up. >>> streets are shut down in san jose. it happened four hours ago on south first, margaret streets. alex savage is joining us from the scene where they are still investigating the accident. >> reporter: a sergeant with the investigations unit with the san jose police department told me his team will try to figure out if weather was a factor in the deadly crash. it is still raining a little bit now. this is a single car accident that happened on the front street and the 280 overpas
of it. >> reporter: san francisco boasts that it recycles 80% of all garbage, and is aiming for zero waste. but some skeptics don' believe it. >> brown: plus, mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnee.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> sreenivasan: a federal appeals court rejected several recess appointments made by president oba last year, saying the moves were unconstitutional. the president appointed three people to the national labor relations board last january. the president argued he was justified in doing so because the senate was a
. already 37 in napa and 38 santa rosa. san francisco is 47 degrees. we have 43 down the peninsula. mountain view in san jose 42. 37 right now in livermore. and i also want to show you the advise built. the -- the visibility. the fog is forming in novato and napa right nowment just a little over a mile visibility in santa rosa and even livermore seeing the fog with three-mile visibility expected there. i will update these maps and also take a look at my accu-weather seven-day forecast. it is going to get colder around here, and we might even see some showers this week. >> leigh, thank you. >>> pucks will drop this winter after the national hockey league and its players will agree on a deal to end the lockout. that means the san jose shark fans will see their teams return to the ice soon. the team owners must rase fie the deal. they patronized the local businesses before and after every game. they will play a modified schedule that happened in the spring. the two sides were unable to reach a collective bargaining agreement. the games through january 14th have been canceled. they have models f
and 38 santa rosa. san francisco is 47 degrees. we have 43 down the peninsula. mountain view in san jose 42. 37 right now in livermore. and i also want to show you the advise built.the -- the vi formings forming in novato and napa right nowment just a little over a mile visibility in santa rosa and even livermore seeing the fog with three-mile visibility expected there. i will update these maps and also take a look at my accu-weather seven-day forecast. it is going to get colder around here, and we might even see some showers this week. >> leigh, thank you. >>> pucks will drop this winter after the national hockey league and its players will agree on a deal to end the lockout. that means the san jose shark fans will see their teams return to the ice soon. the team owners must rase fie the deal. they patronized the local businesses before and after every game. they will play a modified schedule that happened in the spring. the two sides were unable to reach a collective bargaining agreement. the games through january 14th have been canceled. they have models for a 50 and 48-game season, b
>>> tonight on the 10:00 >>> late tonight san francisco police identify the man wanted for a horrific attack. what prompted him allegedly to set a woman on fire. good evening everyone i'm heather holmes. >> and i'm ken wayne. we have new information tonight about a crime in the san francisco's bay district. a woman was doused with chemicals and set on fire. tonight police are still looking for the assailant, the victim's boyfriend. police released the picture of dexter oliver. he is still on the run tonight. >> reporter: crime scene technicians carried gas canisters from the home. the people who live here say the extra gas is for the cars in the driveway. but today at noon police say this man 22-year-old dexter oliver decided to use the content of these bottles to burn and seriously injure his girlfriend. >> they argue and stuff all the time but i didn't think it would go this far. >> reporter: the mother of three is now in the hospital with burns to the face, chest and neck. the victim's sister says it all started with an argument that started at the laundromat. >> my
, abc 7 news. >>> a san francisco ride sharing company has struck a landmark deal with the state's public utilities commission. the company called lyft was fined and ordered to shut down for essentially operating a limb scene service out operation. two other companies were also cited. the deal removes the fines and allows lyft to continue operating while the cpuc draws up regulations for ride sharing services in the state. lyft said it would expand its is service to it los angeles first thing tomorrow morning. interesting. well, spencer christian off tonight. meteorologist sandhya patel is here. and delighted to be here because she has good news. just fantastic. felt like spring out there today. >> i will be well liked for a change, dan. >> you are always well liked. >> thank you. >> when it is not raining. >> true. great looking weather. a lot of people enjoying near 70-degree temperatures in some area. really unbelievable. dan, since you loved it so much and i'm now popular again i will bring it to you again tomorrow. a live picture across the bay. it is so clear outside. we do
islamist rebels in mali; zero waste in san francisco; and shields and brooks. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: president obama chose his long-time foreign policy advisor denis mcdonough to be the new white house chief of staff. mr. obama made the announcement this afternoon. he lauded mcdonough, and told him, "i know you'll always give it to me straight, as only a friend can." mcdonough will take over from jack lew, who's been nominated to replace timothy geithner as the next treasury secretary. today was geithner's last day, after four years on the job. in a final interview, he said he's hopeful the economy will strengthen this year. the defense department has begun eliminating the jobs of all 46,000 temporary civilian employees at the pentagon. the announcement today said it's a response to mandatory, across- the-board spending cuts. they're scheduled to take effect march 1, unless congress comes up with alternative cuts. without changes, hundreds of thousands of full-time civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the g
being hit by a car in san francisco. the police was hit around 8:00 last night while walking with her family on pine street near stockton. she was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. right now there's no word on if the police detained the driver. >>> in san jose, the chp is trying to figure out just moments before a driver hit and killed a man on highway 101. that happened just before 7:00 last night. and the officers said that the man may have been trying to cross the highway. >>> volunteers in the east bay are getting ready for a post christmas tradition. they're going to dump hundreds of christmas trees in the lake. and we're there with more on why they are doing this. >> reporter: the christmas trees create a habitat for baby fish and sustain the populations. they'll chain together about a thousand of the trees and drop them into horseshoe lake. you see fishermen arriving waiting to get inside quarry lake's recreation area where this project will take place this morning. these are unsold christmas trees that have been donate the by vendors. and we're showi
for men mustache and beard. keep your edge. >>> just ahead, meet the san francisco 49ers' secret super bowl weapon. tina fey reveals her dream project post "30 rock". >>> and taye diggs is your worst nightmare, criminals. >>> welcome back. here's a look at the radar out of the northwest. definitely from seattle f you're traveling through the passes, it's just a flow of moisture and the angle and temperature. gets a little difficult. we are seeing snow at high elevations. getting nailed in the mountains, too, of northeastern oregon. as far as the forecast goes, most of the city areas will be dry from medford southward. recovery of temps a little bit. 69 in l.a. tomorrow more of the same for most areas. you can barely even tell the map changed. >> yeah, thanks, bill. >>> "mean girls" fans and with "30 rock" ending thursday, tina fey looking for a new project. that may be a "mean girls" musical. lindsay lohan might have her fingers crossed there. i don't know if we do, though. >>> well, taye diggs' night was just getting started after he left the s.a.g. awards sunday. the actor arrived ho
to discuss that is "san francisco chronicle" political reporter joe garofoli. let's talk about california for a second. because all i can tell you, as a former governor two-third's majority in each house. oh my god. >> it's very tempting to ram through everything you have ever wanted to do. but jerry brown, remember this is his third term. 74 years old. he is a smarter wiser guy. look for the legislature to follow his lead. >> jennifer: it will have to go on the ballot if they are going to raise taxes. >> right. >> jennifer: even though that was the big drawback of prop 13. >> prop 13 caps property taxes, but they are going to nibble at it. is sort of a loophole that says if you are a commercial property owner, you won't get reassessed and they are going to go after that. and jerry brown has laid very quite. he is going to say let that come from the grass roots. >> jennifer: so how many of the increases are tax bills? >> there are some in there. >> jennifer: you cover san francisco and one of the issues that is really important in this community is lbgt rights. >> yes. >>
the bay bridge. the san francisco oakland bay bridge. an oil tanker, more specifically according to ktvu fox 2 for the bay area it struck is support for the bay bridge just about 12:20 this afternoon. about 15 minutes ago california time. this brings back awful memories for the people of san francisco in the bay area in general from a collision that happened in 2007 when a 900-foot container ship struck that same bridge and more than 53-gallons of fuel oil poured into the bay, killed by local determinations more than 6800 birds and harmed a herring spawn that winter. closed the beaches to swimmers for weeks. this one, though, there are no signs of any oil leaking at all. the coast guard is responding. the tanker appears to be intact. whether there s anything more to this, we don't have any way to know yet until the inspectors get throughout. at first glance at least there does not appear to be an oil spill. the headline anneal tanker struck a support for the san francisco oakland bay bridge. any new information from the coast guard we will ring to you you reit away. the syrian president
are ok on the sunday? >> yes it is good for san francisco. perhaps maybe it could clean up the city. >> reporter: you do not care? >> i do not care. we are tourists. >> i take public transit anywise so it is not a problem for me. and if you were parking on the street you would have to pay today what would you think about that? >> it is not that bad for a scooter. >> and if you never used to have to pay for it sunday. >> right. i guess the city needs the money. >> reporter: scott rates, kron 4. this freeway sideshow on interstate 880. with cars along the freeway watching others spinning out. as felipe to call reports this could help investigators catch the criminals as phillipe djegal reports. >> reporter: a longtime california highway patrol spokesperson says this was even suprising to her. cellphone video uploaded onto youtube. shows spectators stopping their cars on interstate 8- 80 north in oakland. with the oh-dot-co coliseum and oracle areana in the background. recording a sideshow. mostly young men spinning donuts while traiffc sits still. creating a traffic mess for at least
47, a little controversy, a san francisco 49ers cornerback was forced to apologize for saying that gay players would not be welcomed in the locker room. san francisco players got to practice on the field at the new new orleans super dome to get ready for sunday's game. the baltimore ravens also got their chance to get in some practice time, too. jackie and jack harbaugh, the parents of the two super bowl coaches talked to reporters about their sons facing each other. >> we're so excited for john and jim to be in this situation. but we're also really excited for the players and their families. >> the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat and on sunday night we're going to experience both of those, those great emotions. and our thoughts will be with the one that comes up a little short. >> the harbaughs say their sons coaching in the super bowl is part of a great journey their family is on. >>> on today's google front page today, you'll see the image of jackie robinson who broke the color barrier in major league baseball. today is the 40th anniversary of his death. the georg
did. an oil tanker heading out to sea sideswiped a tower on the san francisco oakland bay bridge. the tanker was empty, so no oil leaked into the bay. the bridge itself was not damaged. and no one was injured. >>> in chicago, what first looked like a case of tragic timing has now turned into a case of foul play. a 46-year-old man died last july just hours after getting a $425,000 check for winning a lottery. the medical examiner ruled urooj khan died of natural causes. but his family was suspicious. new toxicology tests just found khan died of cyanide poisoning. and his body will likely be exhumed as police hunt for the killer. >>> casey anthony is not expected to appear in a florida courtroom later today during an appeal hearing. anthony was convicted on four counts of lying to investigators about the disappearance of her daughter in 2008. her attorneys argued that the statements were made before she was advised of her rights. >>> and some medical news, now. and another clue in the battle against alzheimer's. new research finds that beta blockers, those are prescription drugs us
. >> the matriarch of the san francisco zoo has died. she a. >> the zoo says she died from heart disease complications of cancer but you people describe her as funny and clever. there is an inspire -- the zoo is not confirming that. >> a marin county man went to court to fight a traffic violation. it could have national implications because as carolyn tyler explains, it is a controversial issue. >> it was just after 7:30 in the morning last october when they were heading south along 101 in the car pool lane. >> i'm always in the car pool lane because i know i have got another person in the car with me. >> what jonathan freeman had was the paperwork for his nonprofit corporation. the state vehicle code's definition of a person includes a corporation. that was the argument when the chp pulled him over. >> he said you need two persons in your vehicle and i showed him the papers and said yes, i do have two persons in the car. >> tried to explain. >> actually, the 59-year-old san raphael man is opposed to what is called corporate personhoodhood and is pleased the case is going to court. >> co
and isn't talking. according to an account in san francisco chronicle feared the influx might dilute the educational experience for all students. it's a valid concern say experts who suggest admissions boards rely as much on rigorous language screening as son test scores. >> then it can go smoothly. it takes training and the part of the staff, in fact, training of the faculty to engage these students within the classroom. >> and elsewhere on campus, where the number of chinese students pursuing an american education is only expected to grow. i see like more and more students come from mainland china and they like really want to have this opportunity here. >> in santa clara california, clauda cowan, fox news. >> i'm shannen bream in bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. rare speech to supporters tonight we have rare reaction to what he said to the u.s. state department. it is yet another attempt by him to claim to power. it does nothing for the goal to a political condition. only for the syrians, but their allies, russian, not offered a peace plan and the rebels won't even
school and isn't talking. according to an account in san francisco chronicle feared the influx might dilute the educational experience for all students. it's a valid concern say experts who suggest admissions boards rely as much on rigorous language screening as son test scores. >> then it can go smoothly. it takes training and the part of the staff, in fact, training of the faculty to engage these students within the classroom. >> and elsewhere on campus, where the number of chinese students pursuing an american education is only expected to grow. i see like more and more students come from mainland china and they like really want to have this opportunity here. >> in santa clara california, clauda cowan, fox news. >> i'm shannen bream in tonight for harris falkner: assad gives a rare speech to supporter and what he says from the u.s. state department. urging syrians to defend their country against the rebels who started against his regime two years ago. it's now a civil war. and 60,000 people estimated to have been killed since it began, saying in a statement. assad's speech today i
we have on file. we are asking for the public's help to find him. >> reporter: san francisco police warn that dexter oliver is dangerous, anyone who sees him should call police immediately. live in san francisco, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police arrested two men this afternoon after reports of someone brandishing a weapon near overfelt high school. officers spotted the car and tried to pull it over but they ran away. police arrested two men after a door to door search. they learned the car was stolen. the lock down was lifted at 1:00 p.m. >>> the u.s. supreme court set two dates to hear arguments on the leldy of gay marriage. march 26. california's law banning same- sex marriage. the case stems from a lawsuit filed in 2009 on behalf of two california couples and on march 27 the supreme court will hear a challenge to the defense of marriage act. >>> the u.s. supreme court today refused to hear a challenge to a government funding of stem cell research. two scientists sued to stop the work. they claim they were violating the law that prohibits taxpayer financing. >>> bank
francisco chronicle" says an empty oil tanker sideswiped the bay bridge between oakland and san francisco. no oil spilled into the bay and the bridge was not damaged. >>> the boston globe" says investigators are investigating a mishap aboard an empty boeing 787 dreamliner at logan airport. no one was hurt. >>> according to "the telegraph" the captain of the "costa concordia" says he was painted worse than osama bin laden. >>> we are starting out with patchy dense fog in spots although this is a nice shot. looks like sunrise. a gorgeous day outside, some of that patchy fog showing up in the east bay valleys and a dense fog advisory through 9 a.m. 30s and 40s right now. by the afternoon, hazy sunshine and the warmest day of the week 50s and some 60s outside. next couple of days big changes. slight chance of showers tomorrow. very cold into thursday and friday. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by subway restaurants. amazingly under 200 calories. >>> a new report says every year americans are dying of cancer but some forms of the disease are ki
. the investigation into why an empty oil tanker hit the bay bridge continues this morning in san francisco. it hit the western span of the bay bridge late yesterday morning. the impact did not damage the bridge but ripped off a part of the fender there to protect the tower. the coast guard will now interview the pilot and guy kleess this morning. he did pass an alcohol test and a drug test. those results now are pending. according to the mercury news, kleess has a spotty history. state records show back in 2009 he ran a cargo ship aground in the sacramento shipping channel and crashed a cargo ship into a catwalk near stockton in 2010. he was found at fault when a tug boat he was sailing ran aground in richmond inner harbor. right now let's get a check on the tuesday forecast. christina loren here just a lot of fog. >> someone turned the fog machine on this morning. good morning to you, jon. good morning to you at home. hard to believe but this is actually 280 in san jose now santana row. people having to slow down because of the thick fog. quarter of a mile visibility in concord. half mile in live
, everybody. i'm jon kelley. this morning san francisco police continue the search for a man wanted for dousing his girlfriend with gasoline and setting her on fire. they say 22-year-old dexter oliver attacked her yesterday afternoon near the intersection of hollister and jennings in the city's bay view district. 25-year-old star lamar now in critical condition in the burn unit at st. francis hospital. she has severe burns to her face and her chest. family members say oliver became enraged when lamar told him their relationship was over. >> saw him pour gasoline in a bottle and he left. i didn't know he was going to burn her. >> police say oliver is 5'10", 155 pounds and has a haircut with a lightning bolt on one side of his head and a fish design on the other. >>> right now let's get a check on your monday morning forecast. for that we'll say good morning to christina loren. >> good morning to you, jon. good morning to you at home. a cold start to the day. also that thick fog is back. fog is at the thickest point. by 9:00, moderate fog across the greater bay area. between 9:00 and
are skeptical. newshour correspondent spencer michels sat down with brown in san francisco. his report is a co-production with our colleagues at kqed-san francisco, and begins with some background on the fiscal troubles and the budget fix. >> reporter: california's sorry financial state and cuts made to health and welfare programs have prompted nearly nonstop demonstrations at the state capital in recent times. those protests got going four years ago when california and its then governor republican arnold schwarzenegger faced a staggering budget deficit of $42 billion. the recession, built-in spending, a large population in need of state services like health and welfare, a limit on property taxes, plus republican legislators' refusal to raise taxes created a dilemma in the world's ninth largest economy. with budget cuts coming like clock work, the state's college and university systems declined in offerings and in reputation. schools suffered cutbacks in personnel and programs. services for the poor were trimmed by $15 billion since 2008. state workers were furloughed. then in 2010, promising
. that's a dark shot of san francisco. it will look a lot nicer once it lights up on this tuesday, january 22nd. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning, everybody. it's 4:31 on the nose. happy you could join us. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm marla tellez in for laura garcia-cannon.
. everything gets going at 3:00 p.m. >> raving about baltimore. where do you go if you want a san francisco treat? >> obviously there will be 49 theers fans -- 49ers fans from the west coast. there is a group called the washington 49ers. these are big 49ers fans. >> how did that happen? >> west coasters. this is a transient town. we must have a big west coast contingent here. they go to town tavern. a place that during inauguration m.c. hammer -- >> she still around. >> he is. the mayor of san francisco went there to watch the nfc championship game. this is definitely where want to be on sunday if you want to wear your red jersey. >> finally, baltimore, charmed city, what's the charming spot there? >> there is place called mothers on federal hill. if you want to head over to baltimore -- a great night to do it, if there is a championship, if we win, then folks will be gathering in the streets. you can imagine. could you head down there. great place to -- they are going on give the money from the cover charge to charity which is nice. $10 to get in. >> i call one thing now that i say, if we
san francisco to baltimore 27 times. suddenly 26,000 pounds of stolen wings seems poultry -- paltry in comparison. thank you very much. do you know the way to get the most out of your chicken wing is not to cram it in blue cheese dressing and gnaw on it like a caveman? you're supposed to debone it, but don't take it from me, take it from an expert. >> you pick up the wings on either end, and pull in opposite directions. a little twist, and twist, and pull. and voila, hooters, the wing is our thing. >> that is my gift from me to you. before you get down to a billion chicken wings this weekend, now you can do it the civilized hooter's approved way. this year you won't be just winging it. that's it for us. "early start" begins now. >>> widespread havoc. a thousand-mile long storm system barrels east leaving a path of destruction in its wake. >>> desperate hours in alabama. police in a tense standoff with a gunman believed to be holding a child. >>> the new smartphone that could put blackberry back on the comeback trail. >> have you tried it? >> i have serious phone envy. >> i want one.
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